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Mining Reports

David Bannear

Three reports, compiled by archaeologist David Bannear, on the gold mining done in the Castlemaine, Maldon and Taradale mining districts. David has methodically trekked over every hill and gully of these goldfields, recording the location of old mines and habitation features and documenting the results in a very readable report. Many hours of research through old mining returns provides a valuable insight into the amount of gold found in these districts and the rise and fall of many mining ventures.

Extracts from these reports are available for download, those wishing to obtain the complete report(s) should contact FOMAD direct.


The Official Guide Book - Discovering the Mount Alexander Diggings - is available from the Castlemaine and Maldon Visitor Information Centres and is a must if you intend to explore this fascinating area in any depth.

Guide Book